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Tours of 2 - 4 days.

 

Date:
 19-06-2018
Duration:
 3

SILOS ART TRAIL & TALES

3 DAYS IN JUNE - 19, 20, & 21 – 2018         

Day 1

8.00am We depart Ringwood bowling club and make our way down the Western Highway toward Stawell. Our first stop will be at St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong. Here you will enjoy some morning tea & a wine tasting.  Back on board we continue our journey to Stawell for an amazing cooked lunch at “Mack's” restaurant. After lunch, the first Silo we visit today is at Rupanyup, artist, Julia Volchkova. After a few photos we are off to the “Sheep Hills” Silo’s, artist Matt Adnate. The stop timings for each Silo, are based on feedback from passengers.  Continuing our journey, the trail takes us to the iconic structures in “Brim”, artist, Guido Van Helten. This amazing Silo towers over 30 meters high.  Time to put down our cameras for the day as we head to our accommodation. Tonight, you will be dining on site at your accommodation in Horsham.

Day 2

 After a lovely buffet breakfast, we will be departing at 8:30am for our trip to Patchewollock. This giant mural was painted by artist, Fintan Magee. On our departure from Patchewollock, here your driver will set up for a cuppa and morning tea. Back on board we head to Lascelles Silo, artist, Tyrone Wright. Your driver will make a brief drive by through some local art work in the area before heading to Hopetoun community Hotel for a lovely cooked lunch. Back on board we make our way to Rosebery, to view the latest Silo in this region – a work only just completed in late 2017. Now we are off to Sea Lake and Lake Tyrrell “pink lakes”, for some more amazing unique views. Back on board we head to our accommodation for this evening in Swan Hill before we head a very short distance to dinner at the local RSL restaurant “The Three Arms” in Swan Hill, for some more amazing food.

 Day 3

After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts, as we head into Boort. On arrival in Boort we will make our way to Simply Tomatoes, here you will be spoilt with tastes to remember.  Includes a morning tea to enjoy.  After this its off to the Simply Amazing – John Picollis Spanner Man. Displayed in John and Sonia Piccoli’s country garden are over 25 unique life sizes and larger than life sculptures, including an iconic shearer, a family of deer, a pair of fighting stallions, a Mallee bull, intricate garden seats and many more. John makes the sculptures by welding together antique through to modern day spanners. Now we make our way to “The Logan Pub in the Scrub” for an old-fashioned pub lunch. The Logan pub is situated by the crossroads in the bush, the pub is the only building in the area and is a little gem of a place.  Hear the local news from “Keith the publican” who I am sure will have some entertaining stories for all. After lunch, we are homeward bound, stopping for refreshments en-route.

TOUR COST:

 $425.00   P/P—Based on T/ Share or Double -  Single Room -Extra $120.00 

 INCLUDES:   Coach travel, morning teas, accommodation, 2 Breakfasts,

3 cooked lunches, 2 cooked dinners, all attractions, tours, entry fees as listed itinerary

Date:
 30-06-2018
Duration:
 2

Day One

After boarding our coach at a pre-arranged time & location, we make our way to Howlong RSL Club (3 Hr stay), stopping en route for morning tea. Mid-afternoon we depart for our motel in Albury. Here we’ll have time to freshen up & relax before we visit the SS&A Club (4 Hr stay). Dinner is included in cost. Tonight, we will be staying at the Burvale Motel in Albury.

Day Two

Following a cooked buffet breakfast, we’ll board our coach and set off to the local farmers market. Around 11:00 am we will make our way to the Thurgoona country club, here you will enjoy a cooked lunch. Around 1.20 it is time to board your coach to make our way to Tallis winery & cellar door. The views are spectacular take some time to have a look around enjoy a tasting.  Your driver will have a light afternoon tea ready for you, set up near the coach after your wine tasting. Now its back on board and homeward bound.

 Cost

$125.00 p/ person (t/share for 40 passengers)

$135.00 p/ person (t/share for 30-39 passengers)

$145.00 p/ person (t/share for under 29 passengers)

Single Supplement $45.00 Extra

Includes Coach travel, accommodation, dinner,

Cooked Buffet breakfast, Lunch at Thurgoona Country Club

Does Not Include 1 Lunch, morning & afternoon teas.                                     

                       

Date:
 17-09-2018
Duration:
 4

Day 1- Melbourne – Warrnambool

After boarding our coach at a pre-arranged time and Location we will travel via Geelong to Colac where we will have lunch at own expense. Following lunch, we’ll meet back with our coach at a per-arranged time to continue our journey. Continuing your journey, we’ll turn off the highway and head towards Blackwood Gully Tourist Centre. At the highest point of the Great Ocean Road, the Blackwood Gully site commands views out over the forest and the Southern Ocean to the south. We’ll visit Port Campbell National Park for a view of the 12 Apostles (Now Only 8), Lochard Gorge, London Bridge and the rugged cliffs, which have made this area famous worldwide.  We continue travel to Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road. The coast around Warrnambool and down to Cape Otway, is known as the Shipwreck Coast. We’ll book into our motel to freshen up and relax before dinner at the Motel restaurant.

 Includes: Evening meal – 2 courses

 

Day 2 - Warrnambool Sightseeing

After breakfast at 10.00 am we commence a morning with some sight-seeing then board our Warrnambool River Cruise, along the Hopkins River tea & coffee included. After our cruise, we continue make our way to the Warrnambool RSL for Lunch. After lunch, make our way to the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. A guide will take us through this fascinating village explaining its maritime history. Back on board it’s off to check out some memorabilia and 4 warehouses full of pre -loved items and bric a brac.

Includes Breakfast & dinner

Day 3 Portland & Port Fairy

After breakfast, we make our way to Portland. The lighthouse and Mary MacKillop drive. Next, we will visit Bridgewater Bay, with views of the rugged coastline. A short walk will take you to the blowholes and Petrified Forest.  Once thought to be the remains of a Moonah forest smothered by a large sand dune, creating unusual sandstone formations around the decaying tree trunks, now believed to be hollow tubes of limestone, eroded due to millions of years of rainfall.  Around Midday we will make our way to Port Fairy for a town tour and lunch. Explore with some free time. We depart late afternoon and make our way back to Warrnambool for dinner at the motel.

Includes: Breakfast& Evening Meal

Day 4 -Friday - Warrnambool – Home

After breakfast, today we will say goodbye to our hosts at the Motel and begin our journey home. First stop will be at Allansford Cheese World for a tour and cheese tasting, there is also a Café here, if you wish to have morning tea at own expense. We’ll then board our coach to continue home, taking time to stop off at Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay, for some short visits, and leg stretch. We will arrive home early evening with fond memories of our tour.

Includes: Breakfast & Evening Meal.

 

Cost:         $595.00 per person, twin share, minimum of 30 passengers

                   $150 single supplementary extra per room for 3 nights

Includes:   All coach travel, 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 x 2 course Dinners

         & 3 buffet breakfasts, cruise, entrance fees & tours.

Not included: All lunches, morning & afternoon teas not stipulated

 

Not included:

All lunches, morning & afternoon teas not stipulated or items of a personal nature.

 

Terms & Conditions:

 Please ensure upon booking, you know and accept the following terms & conditions.

Please not: If this trip has some pokies venues included, people must attend all clubs for the

time required in itinerary, to be entitled to any meals, included in cost, and discounted price of trip.

Those who do not will be charged an extra $30.00 to cover cost incurred by us.

 

A 20 % deposit, per person is required to be paid to the organiser or Riverina Buslines,

  to confirm reservations within 2 weeks of booking.

Deposits are non-refundable unless cancelled at a maximum of 2 weeks prior to departure.

Or by arrangement, and at the discretion of management.

 Balance of the tour is to be no later than a week before departure.

No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour, once passenger numbers are confirmed.

Or by arrangement, at the discretion of management.

Other room types can be requested such as single rooms, please be aware that single rooms have an additional cost set by the management of the accommodation.

Itinerary may be subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control

Our company reserves the right, to amend or modify the itinerary, at any time without notice due to weather conditions, road conditions, closures or any other reasons outside our control.

Riverina Buslines will not be held responsible, and will be excluded from, any liability, for any loss, damage, omission, or acts of negligence, by the operators of any hotels, motels, tours, attractions, venues and all forms of transport we book, with other companies, other than our own, used in conjunction with the tour.

Does NOT include travel insurance, but is highly recommended, if for some reason you cannot go.

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